My Fair (First) Lady

September 21, 2011
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Written by Cindi Loo It’s not often that women get to be highlighted in the world of politics, particularly when there are only 23 female Members of Parliament out of the 222 MPs (now reduced to 22 as one passed away due to cancer) in Malaysia. But these weren’t the lawmakers who made the headlines. […]

Just Can’t Get Enough: Pastilan sa Ponce

September 21, 2011
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Written by Jesse Pizarro Boga This article was first published in Our Mindanao.  Many fancy restaurants and eye-candy fast food joints have come and gone in this city’s malls and streets in an attempt to please the palate of Davaoeños. They, after all, have discriminating taste when it comes to food. Some attempts of these food places were […]

Posted in: Food, Philippines

Dian Inggrawati Soebangil, Second Runner-Up at Miss Deaf World 2011

September 18, 2011
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Written by Kirsten Han While many around the world are still buzzing over the recent Miss Universe 2011, how many of us were aware of Miss Deaf World, which took place in Prague in July this year? This pageant, organised for and in support of deaf women all over the world, is in its 11th […]

Rethinking the Death Penalty in Singapore

September 15, 2011
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Written by Kirsten Han Images by Shawn Danker  Note: The author is a co-founder of We Believe In Second Chances, and was involved in the organisation of the forum ‘Rethinking the Death Penalty’. As international human rights organisation Amnesty International marks a growing trend of countries moving away from capital punishment, Singapore remains one of […]

Lee Kuan Yew: “Do you have a boyfriend?”

September 14, 2011
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Written by Kirsten Han A PhD? A boyfriend? Which is more satisfying? And is this really the reason behind our ageing population? “ #thatawkwardmoment when Lee Kuan Yew ask if you have a boyfriend. jofanpang September 7, 2011 At a dialogue with ex-Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) on 5th […]

How I work on GLOBAL DIGNITY in Vietnam

September 13, 2011
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Written by Stoney Chenal I met His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon and Professor Pekka Himanen in the recent trip to Switzerland. They provided an inspiring talk about Global Dignity, how fascinating it is to see close links between what they have been doing with Global Dignity since 2005, and what I conceptualize for Vietnam […]

Nature Dances from the Land of Sikerei

September 13, 2011
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Written by Kinanti Desyva Aloita? In Mentawai, it means, “How do you do?” Yes, I learned some Mentawai language while I was traveling in West Sumatra and the Mentawai archipelago last year. That day, October 6th 2010, I visited a primitive colony to see the daily life of Sikerei in Mentawai. Sikerei refers to people who […]

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